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Eric Washburn

Drivers, Walkers Must Understand When and Where Pedestrians Have Right of Way

What happens where there are no crosswalks, traffic lights or stop signs? Does the driver or the pedestrian have right of way in a parking lot or when crossing the entrance to a parking lot or driveway? What is the proper and legal way for a pedestrian to walk along a rural highway that lacks not only sidewalks and traffic controls, but also has no real shoulders?

Eric Washburn

Do I Need a Virginia Beach Car Accident Attorney?

When you are in a car accident caused by another party, a claim must be filed against the at-fault party’s insurance company. But it is critical to know that the conversation you have with that insurance company can determine how […]

Randy Appleton

Under the Influence of Marijuana in Virginia Car Crashes

Most people relate driving under the influence to alcohol consumption. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), marijuana users are roughly 25 percent more likely to be involved in an automobile collision in comparison to drivers […]

Eric Washburn

Why Car Accident Injury Symptoms Are Sometimes Delayed

When a person is involved in a car crash, it can be an extremely stressful experience. The majority of crashes occur with no warning, in split seconds, and is usually a shock to all those involved. Many drivers’ first instinct […]

Rick Shapiro

Distracted to Death? Spike in Fatal Pedestrian Crashes Matches Rise in Smartphone Use

Correlation is not causation, but the concomitant rises of smartphone use and deadly crashes involving pedestrians sure seem to be related. This is a top-line insight from Governors Highway Safety Association’s latest Spotlight on Highway Safety report, which estimates that, […]

Eric Washburn

Can a Stressalyzer Help Cut Distracted Driving Accidents?

Study after study shows that as a society, we are stressed. This stress is evident in many things we do in our daily lives. One of those ways is driving. Stress causes people to drive aggressively, as well as engage […]

Eric Washburn

Virginia Car Accident Claim Deadlines You Need to Know

There are more than two million people who are injured in car accidents each year in the United States. Those injuries can wreak havoc on a victim’s life. Not only do they have to deal with the pain and recovery, […]

Eric Washburn

Possible Defendants in Traffic Accidents

The traditional view of a traffic accident is limited to a collision between drivers, with one or the other at fault. While this understanding of traffic accidents covers many different types of crashes, some crashes are not the fault of […]

Eric Washburn

Can Your Fitbit Be Used Against You in a Personal Injury Claim?

Fitness trackers, including devices made by Fitbit, Misfit, and Jawbone, have become more and more popular as a means for people to keep track of their physical activity each day. The wearable devices can track a person’s heart rate, the number […]

Eric Washburn

Drunk Driving Causes More than Half of All Fatal Teen Crashes

Study after study reveals that half of the teen drivers killed in traffic accidents are under the influence of drugs, alcohol or both. Statistics show that alcohol use increases the risk of a teen being in a car crash seven […]